SLA troopers beat to death Tamil farmer in Trincomalee
[TamilNet, Thursday, 12 January 2006, 08:28 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army soldiers at Lingapuram Wednesday morning ganged up and beat to death a 40-year-old Tamil farmer, Thanabalasingham, in his paddy fields, villagers have lodged a complaint with the truce monitors in the east port town. Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission officials based in Muttur town rushed to the site following a protest by the villagers.
Mr. S. Thanabalasingham, a forty year old farmer is alleged to have been clubbed to death by soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army at Lingapuram (LB Channel 3) in Seruvila division, in Trincomalee district on Wednesday morning.
A group of villagers immediately held a protest to the killing in front of the SLA camp in the area demanding an inquiry. On receipt of information a group of monitors based in Muttur town rushed to the site, SLMM sources said.